Once again, my good friend Deni has bestowed upon us one of her great recipes. Let’s see what she’s got for us today.
Tortellini Soup with Vegetables
3 chicken breasts cut into small (1/2 inch) cubes
3 tablespoons olive oil
¼ cup Italian seasoning
4 garlic cloves minced
1 onion roughly chopped
2 cups celery (1 inch pieces)
2 cups carrots (roughly chopped)
5 cups fresh spinach roughly chopped (split 4+1)
3 cans diced tomatoes
6 cups chicken broth
1 bag of frozen tortellini
12 ounces of cream cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
4-6 hours before cooking put chicken, olive oil, and Italian seasoning in a 1 gallon bag and refrigerate.
In a large pot, brown the cubed chicken and garlic using a medium heat for 5 minutes. Add onion,celery, and carrots allow to brown for 10 minutes. Add 4 cups of the chopped spinach, tomatoes, broth.
Allow to simmer for 45 minutes. Add the bag of tortellini, bring back to a simmer. Stir in the cream cheese until melts into the soup. Simmer for 15 more minutes. Salt and pepper to taste.
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